Arunachal govt to tighten security apparatus

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Itanagar, Jul 8 (UNI) The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to step up security measures throughout the state following the deteriorating law and order situation and rising incidence of crime.

Official sources said here today that security personnel convened a meeting yesterday to chalk out a number of steps and mechanisms for enforcement in coming days.

As per the new security measures, all persons moving in the late night hours would be subjected to intense police checking and interrogation.

Besides, police check points would be set up at NH-52A near Kankar Nallah in Naharlagun and at Gohpur Road Tinali in Itanagar, which would be manned by CRPF personnel.

Highway patrolling would be intensified and the traffic police would take action against the owners of vehicles with defaced or invisible or numberless registration plates.

The Papum Pare deputy commissioner (DC) also urged the transport commissioner to take immediate steps to check unauthorised use of VIP lights in vehicles.

Besides, informers who can lead to arrest and prevention of crime would be given cash rewards and their names kept confidential, the sources said.

Registration of addresses and keeping photographs of tenants staying in rented houses would also be made compulsory for the building owners. The same rule would apply for domestic servants, the sources added.

The wine shops and liquor dens would also be ordered to close early as revisions were being made on their time table and those violating the rules would be penalised. Action would also be taken against revellers, particularly at night.

The checking of Inner Line Permits (ILP) at Banderdewa and Hollongi would be enforced strictly and regular drives would be carried out to detect people without ILP in the Capital Complex.

Also, to check duplicate ILPs originating from Lakhimpur area of Assam, holograms were being proposed to be used.

The courts would be asked to expedite trial of cases quickly and convict the culprits chargesheeted by the police. The Chief Judicial Magistrate will monitor the functioning of the Court of Magistrates to check easy release on bail of culprits involved in serious crimes.

The meeting also discussed the limitations of the police in maintaining law and order due to inadequate manpower.

Meanwhile, the Superintendent of Police urged both the general public and VIPs to to cooperate with security personnel.

Besides the DC, who presided over the meeting, the Papum Pare SP, CRPF commandant, Itanagar SDPO, executive magistrates, OCs of all police stations and officials of the state tax and excise departments attended the meeting, the sources added.

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